A galaxy far far away

Ancient galaxy

Now, we can look 13.1 billion years back in time. What we look at is the newly found, but very old, galaxy z8_GND_5296 which formed only 700 million years after the big bang. The oldest found, yet.

Once again we credit the Hubble Space Telescope, with help from the Keck Observatory and more specifically their new infrared light-splitting spectrograph, which confirmed this near invisible object.

Awesome is to small a word.

Image source: NASA, ESA, V. Tilvi (Texas A&M University), S. Finkelstein (University of Texas, Austin), and C. Papovich (Texas A&M University)

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